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Count Varley

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Grégoire von Varley

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Portrait of Count Varley in Warriors: Three Hopes.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family
Nationality

Adrestian

Title(s)
  • Minister of Religious Affairs
  • Count Varley
Voiced by

Appearance(s)

Warriors: Three Hopes

Count Grégoire von Varley is a non-playable character mentioned in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and appearing in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. He is Bernadetta's father and the head of House Varley.

Biography

Pre-games

Grégoire is the head of House Varley the Adrestian Empire and Minister of Religious Affairs, though due to the Southern Church's dismantlement a century earlier, he's more involved with the Empire's judiciary.[1] By Imperial Year 1163, he has a daughter, Bernadetta von Varley, whom he considered to have marry Ferdinand von Aegir, scion of House Aegir, early on[2] as a way to increase his house's wealth.[3] In 1171, Count Varley was involved in the Insurrection of the Seven, in which Duke Ludwig von Aegir and other Imperial nobles seized power from Emperor Ionius IX after the latter was pushing reforms which would consolidate the power to himself.[4]

Three Houses

In 1181, after Edelgard's coup against Duke Aegir, Grégoire attempts to oppose Edelgard but ends up losing his title and given house arrest as a result,[5] remaining in said position during the Crimson Flower route. In Azure Moon, troops of his house are employed during the Empire's last stand against the forces of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.[6] Finally, in the Verdant Wind and Silver Snow routes, Count Varley is released from his arrest after Edelgard's death and resumes control of House Varley, though if Byleth talks to Bernadetta, they are given the option to either restore his house arrest or exile him.

Warriors: Three Hopes

Early in 1180, Grégoire arrives late to Edelgard's coup against Duke Aegir and Lord Arundel, and feigns ignorace regarding Ludwig's corruption upon hearing the news. Edelgard then asks him to handle her coronation ceremony, while assigning him the control of the Southern Church once it's properly built, intending to use the branch as a wedge between her ideology and the Church of Seiros, all while endangering Grégoire's life in the process.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Role

Count Varley is a non-playable character who gets mentioned during the game's story.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Role

Count Varley is a non-playable character who appears in Chapter 3 of the Black Eagles route.

Stats


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Personality and character


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According to Bernadetta, Grégoire is an abusive father, given he would repeatedly tie her to a chair just to make her behave like a "good wife"[7] and saw her as means for getting more money for his house.

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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Grégoire von Varley

Grégoire is the French form of Gregory, a Greek name meaning "watchful". Varley is probably a mistranslation of Váli, a son of Odin in Norse mythology who avenges Baldr's death.

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References

  1. "However, due to the estrangement of the church from the Empire in recent years, [House Varley] is now more involved with the judiciary, causing political strife within the Ministry of the Interior." — Register of Empire Nobles, Part I, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  2. "A long time ago, my parents were in talks to arrange my marriage with a certain young lady. She never set foot outside of her room, and she made little dolls to curse her perceived enemies. Such were the rumors. Frightened, I dissuaded my parents from going through with their plans. [...] That girl was you, Bernadetta. A daughter of House Varley." — Ferdinand to Bernadetta in their A-Support, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  3. "My father's obsessed with money. He's only ever seen me as bait for a rich husband." — Bernadetta in her amd Byleth's B-Support, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  4. "In your father's defense, the emperor was attempting to take power from the Seven Houses. The emperor's reform was an attempt to concentrate power in the hands of the throne. The nobles...put a stop to that." — Hanneman in his and Hubert's C-Support, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  5. "But speaking of home, Hubert told me something. He said my father was stripped of his title. I guess he did as he pleased and opposed Edelgard." — Bernadetta while exploring in Crimson Flower's Chapter 12, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  6. "If House Varley's troops arrive in time, we may be able to flank the Kingdom's army..." — Hubert in Azure Moon's Chapter 21, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  7. "To train me to be a good wife, he'd do things like tie me to a chair. I tried hard to do as he asked. Honestly, I did. But before I knew it, I just couldn't bring myself to leave my room anymore." — Bernadetta in her and Byleth's B-Support, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
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Scarlet Blaze
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Azure Gleam
Azure Gleam
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Golden Wildfire
Golden Wildfire
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Paralogues
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Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Golden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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